Numerex’s Answer to the Panic Over the 2G Shutdown
Oct25

Numerex’s Answer to the Panic Over the 2G Shutdown

  We’re learning through experience that a lot of enterprise users and companies may not know they have active 2G devices until the unit ‘goes dark’. It’s hard to imagine that years ago anyone deployed a device using 2G with the sunset of that network in mind. Nonetheless, the end of 2G is upon us. Among the wireless carriers with plans to retire its 2G networks, AT&T will complete its shut down by the end of 2016. Despite 2G...

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The Pros and Cons of IoT
Sep28

The Pros and Cons of IoT

  All those in favor of the Internet of Things (IoT) say, “aye!” Coincidentally, those opposed to IoT say the same, except phonetically, and in acronyms representing… Integration Interoperability Impregnability The ironies don’t stop there. Public and private sector organizations looking to IoT for greater operational efficiencies and reduced expenses find that the pros and cons really come down to just that – Pros &...

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5 IoT Acronyms You Must Know
Aug31

5 IoT Acronyms You Must Know

The Internet of Things (IoT) taps into the power of online networks to connect a virtually endless number of everyday objects, from cars to coffee makers. This connectivity is designed to help make lives and businesses more efficient, productive, safe, or secure. Analysts predict that a massive 4 billion new connected devices would be in use by the end of 2016. Essentially, everything that can be connected is getting connected through...

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The Connected Car Market: Who’s Really in the Driver’s Seat?
Jun28

The Connected Car Market: Who’s Really in the Driver’s Seat?

By now you’ve seen plenty of stats about the size of the connected car market, such as Infonetics Research’s prediction of $17 billion by 2018. A booming market always has turf wars, so it’s surprising to see so little debate about who will own the customer. Connected cars are fundamentally different from a lot of other consumer electronic devices where the ownership debate rages. One reason is hardware: The age of the average U.S....

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What the IoT means for home security
May19

What the IoT means for home security

When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), there’s little doubt that the tremendous potential and benefits will change the way we look at communication, business, and security. For many, the use of IoT for business security is an obvious one, but home security is a relatively new application that offers fantastic promise. The ability to deliver real-time insight, analytics, and expand business intelligence means that IoT...

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New Technologies Enhance the Business Benefits of Asset Tracking
May11

New Technologies Enhance the Business Benefits of Asset Tracking

Asset tracking has been a main-stay of field technologies for some time.  However, many organizations may not realize the new features and capabilities that the latest solutions can offer that go far beyond the traditional and familiar “dots on a map” that were offered by previous solutions.  While some of these older solutions could be viewed as ‘one trick ponies’, newer solutions now have the potential to make them obsolete. Today,...

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